Rivera and Padilla advance in Porto with 4-1 record
PORTO, Portugal, August 1, 2014 – Puerto Ricans Daniel Rivera
and Ricardo Padilla advanced to the first round of the FIVB U19
World Championship with a 4-1 win-loss record in Pool E.
Rivera and Padilla completed their run in pool play with a
21-18, 23-21 victory on Friday morning over Ukraine’s Kovalov/Plotnytskiy.
Americans Torey DeFalco and Louis Richards also advanced to the
knock-out round with a 3-2 mark in Pool D following their 21-10,
21-10 loss to Venezuelans Tigrito and Peter on Friday.
Mexicans Josué Gaxiola and Jose Luis Rubio also reached the
first round with a 3-2 record in Pool B despite their loss to
Brazilians Arthur/George Wanderley 21-16, 21-10.
Canadians Zachery Albert and Craig Ireland and St Lucia’s Sachin
Avril and Andre Marquis finished their participation with 0-5
Albert/Ireland lost in three sets to Drapchynski/Vauchkevich of
Bielorrusia 18-21, 21-14, 15-12, while Sachin/Andre lost to
Guehrer/Hunt of Australia 21-5, 21-2.